Hathershaw College




Don't let the stress of exams get to you. Be prepared for them!

  • Know when and where your exams take place (see the exam noticeboard on the main corridor)
  • Take what you need into the exams
  • Listen to the instructions given by the staff
  • Follow the rules of the exam board
  • Just remember to stay calm and do the best you can!
  • You can use our Top Revision Tips page to help you with your exams.
  • Stay in control using the top tips from GCSEPod on ‘How to deal with exam stress
  • Have a look at the advice from other students in the ‘Tips from fellow students’ leaflet

Advanced Information

Due to the disruption caused by the pandemic, GCSE exam boards have released 'Advanced Information' to aid your preparation for your exams. This information is being used by staff to carefully plan and make sure that all content covered will be included in the exam. It is important to be aware of this information so you can be better prepared for your exams. 

Please see below for the Advanced Information for each subject:

 Alternatively, click on the buttons below to go to the website:

Eduqas AQAOCREdexcel 


Rules & Regulations

Information for candidates for written examinations and on-screen exams can be found in these documents. They list the rules for the exams; what you can and can’t bring in to an exam, what to do if you’re feeling poorly during an exam etc.:

Information for Candidates - Written Exams

Information for Candidates - On Screen Exams


The following documents tell you about some things that you must and must not do when you are completing your Non-Examination Assessments and Coursework. They mention good practice in preparing your work, research and using references, plagiarism and penalties for breaking the rules:

Information for Candidates - New GCSE Non-Examination Assessments

Information for Candidates - Coursework


This document details the information about you the awarding bodies need to collect and how the exam boards use it:

Information for Candidates - Privacy Notice


This leaflet contains information for candidates when using social media during examinations/ assessments. It has been written to help you stay within examination regulations and makes you aware of what might constitute malpractice and the penalties that awarding bodies may apply:

Information for Candidates - Social Media


Useful Information

This comprehensive document details valuable advice for examinations held at Hathershaw College. You should read this document carefully prior to your exams:

Student and Parent Guidance from The Hathershaw College


The Hathershaw College Examinations policy:

Examinations Policy

Examination Contingency Plan


If you need any more information, please speak to Mrs Gordon -email mq@hathershaw.org.uk


JCQ Malpractice Policy and Procedure